Last week, I gave a talk to the department for Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE) at Chalmers University of Technology, as part of the start up meeting of the academic year.
Other questions than usually
As always when I speak in the academic world, I get questions from the audience that I do not get elsewhere, which is enjoyably challenging!
This talk’s most interresting reflections from the participants were (paraphrased):
- “Keep in mind that not all people like to finish things. Some enjoy the process more and find no driving force in ticking things off.”
- “As I see it, the way to organize one’s tasks that you [me, David, that is] suggest is a projection from an entirely different field and that the challenge is to create a visual mapp of everything that is contained in one’s mind.”
… and the question:
- “How could I communicate to my colleagues that this particular task that I want to focus on is so important that it should be qualify to be among the highest prioritized tasks for the entire group?”
They all are worth some thought (and the question got its answer immediately). Beautiful!
A warm thank you, Chalmers, for inviting me and for giving me the opportunity to talk to you about structure!
(Also, I am happy that you verified that my earthquake metaphor is viable. That is reassuring.)